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The spring and autumn months on The Rowley Mile mean world class racing on the 'Course of Champions'. The course can be identified by the magnificent Millennium Grandstand which boasts world class facilities. The Rowley Mile offers the ultimate flat racing experience along the most historic stretch of turf in the entire world of sport. This is where equine champions have been crowned for centuries.

Glittering highlights include the Guineas Festival on Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May - where Britain's first two classic are run and is the kick start of British Champions Series, the Cambridgeshire Meeting at the end of September and the brand new Future Champions Day featuring the Dewhurst Stakes in early October.

Summer at Newmarket means

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the magical romance of the July Course, an oasis of sun dappled lawns, flourishing flowers and thatched roofs. The surroundings create a garden party atmosphere unlike any other racecourse, making it a summer favourite with so many people. While the Rowley Mile is dramatic and imposing, which befit the exceptional quality of its world class race programme, the July Course is more rustic and intimate making it ideal for its blend of racing, music, fashion and family entertainment.

The July Course still has world class racing at The Newmarket July Festival (Thursday 7th July - Ladies Day, Friday 8th July - Abu Dhabi Day & Saturday 9th July - Darley July Cup Day), when fabulous fashion combines with three days of scintillating racing to create the East of England's answer to Royal Ascot on a smaller and much more intimate scale. Racegoers are are encouraged to dress up in their finest clothes on all three days as part of Fashion At The Festival. The whole festival is a fantastic occasion and the perfect way to treat yourself to a extremely long weekend.

It is also home to the massively popular Newmarket Nights, when an open-air concert follows Friday evening racing. Confirmed acts for this year are Jools Holland - Friday 17th June, Texas - Friday 24th June, James Blunt - Friday 15th July, Scissor Sisters - Friday 22nd July, The Wanted - Friday 29th July, Tom Jones - 12th August and Peter Andre - Saturday 27th August. The act for Friday 5th August is yet to be confirmed.

The July Course hosts a series of family friendly Summer Saturdays, the last of which on the August Bank Holiday features the Newmarket Town Plate, the worlds oldest horserace which was instituted by Charles II. In 2011 Saturday 27th August will be the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Newmarket Nights featuring Peter Andre.

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The two racecourses are just 12 miles from Cambridge and a sixty minute journey by road or rail from London. The A11 and A14 provide easy access from the major cities of East Anglia and from the M11 and A1. The racecourse provides a complimentary shuttle bus service between Newmarket Town Centre and the course.

Newmarket Racecourses Postcode for SatNav: CB8 0TG


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